“This is only a test. For the next 60 seconds this station will conduct a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test.” Until the early 1990s, you heard this test weekly from every broadcaster in the United States. It was followed by a tone, and a closing announcement to assure you that it was only a test. But if this were an actual emergency . . .
Welcome to the Ice Storm of 2008 that left over 1.4 million people in the northeastern US in the dark – and cold.
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